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Hello everyone! I am new to this website and wanted to introduce myself. I started the process for gastric sleeve surgery in September. After having an endoscopy done in early October, the surgeon discovered that I have Barrett esophagus. Due to this diagnosis, I am not able to have the sleeve surgery, and will instead have gastric bypass. If all goes according to plan, I will be having surgery mid to late January 2019.

I did a lot of research about the sleeve, but am still learning about gastric bypass. I look forward to hearing about everyone's different experiences and learning more about weight loss surgery.

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Welcome.
Be sure to search through some old posts, that will definitely help you in the early stages.

Looking forward to seeing your progress

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@CeeCee2018 . Always nice to meet a new forum friend. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm an expert at asking dumb ones, so don't let any topic stop you from getting to the bottom of what you want/need to know. We were all navigating unfamiliar waters in the beginning, so don't be shy.

And, yes, the archives are a wealth of information. Of course, they lack that one-to-one contact with another forum member directly, but they can still provide you with a lot of details that you may not even know you needed to know!

You came to the right place for bypass info. Actually, the bypass area would be better than this area, which is the general weight loss surgery area, but you'll find your way there. Ask if you need a roadmap. (You'll have to re-fold the map yourself, though.:) )

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Thank you so much for the warm welcomes! I look forward to going through the message boards and reading through posts to learn more information. :)

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And an warm welcome from a RnY,to a future one. Missouri-Lee. summit , Fluffy chix. myself , we are all Ryn in various stages of healing. So we have our own perspective on things.

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Hi everyone! Just an update - I got my surgery date! The surgeon's office called last night and I go in for my final visit with the surgeon next Thursday the 10th, Surgery is currently scheduled for February 6th and my post surgery appointment is the 20th. I am super excited but also nervous now that I have a date. I just hope everything goes smoothly!

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Hello everyone! I haven't been on in a while because things have been a hot mess. I am very disappointed in my surgeon's office. It is a long story, but the short version is they never sent my file to insurance. A lot of work on my end trying to be the middle person to get things done because the surgeon's office dropped the ball. My surgery has been approved by insurance and the date is now February 13. I start the Robard diet today!

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